• Views from Penobscot Mountain summit.

    Acadia

    National Park Maine

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  • Temporary Road Closure

    A section of the Western Mtn Road in Southwest Harbor will be closed until 8/18 while park crews replace a culvert with a new fish-friendly open bottom culvert. For more information and a map visit our Getting Around Page. More »

  • Trail Closure: Gorge Path weekdays, 7 am - 4 pm

    The section of the Gorge Path between the Hemlock Path intersection and the A. Murray Young Trail intersection is closed until rehabilitation work is completed. The closure will be in effect Mondays through Fridays only, from 7 am to 4 pm.

Stories

Historic Hikers on Mountain
Group of hikers atop a mountain in the early 20th century.
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CCC boys on the trail

Civilian Conservation Corps building trails in Acadia.

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Civilian Conservation Corps
In a time of darkness, these young men built the trails to light. To learn more, click here.

More Information
The Civilian Conservation Corps and the National Park Service by John C. Paige
Civilian Conservation Corps in Maine

 
George B Dorr and Charles W Eliot

George B Dorr and Charles W Eliot.

H.W. Gleason

History of Acadia
To learn about the general history of this area, click here.

 
Carriage Road

Two distinctive features of the carriage roads—the signpost and the coping stones—are present in this image.

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Historic Carriage Roads
Through hard work and dedication to detail, John D. Rockefeller Jr helped create and appreciate Acadia. For more information, click here.

 
Fire of 1947 Burned Area.

Fire of 1947 Burned Area.

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Fire of 1947
"The Year Maine Burned" forever changed the face of Mount Desert Island. To learn more, click here.

 
Dorr and friends at Jordan Pond

George B Dorr and friends at Jordan Pond.

H.W. Gleason

Hancock County Trustees of Public Reservations
Through the foresight of this group, the beautiful lands of Mount Desert Island were preserved, and formed into a national park. For more information, click here.

 
Shipwreck on Great Cranberry Island

Abandoned ship, Great Cranberry Island.

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Shipwrecks
The waters of Mount Desert Island are littered with shipwrecks. If you're looking for more information about vessels lost and discarded, check out the Acadia Maritime Cultural Resources inventory, here. January 2009, Franklin H. Price, Joshua Daniel, Kristen Chasse, and John Stallings.

 

Did You Know?

CCC members take a break from their work to admire the view along the ocean.

The Civilian Conservation Corps performed important work in Acadia National Park, including clearing brush, setting stones, and constructing Seawall Campground. Today park headquarters is located in the former CCC camp.